Monday, April 30, 2012

Extruder Workshop at Tacoma Community College

I like to teach and it was a while since I was teaching in a large group. Last weekend I did a 2 day extruder and surface decoration workshop at Tacoma Community College organized by the Clay Club students at TCC.
A big thanks to Clay Art Center for letting us borrow the Scott Creek Super Duper clay extruder for the workshop. I LOVE this extruder because of its design and its ease of changing dies. With this hands-on workshop, everyone got to try it out and unleash the potential of extruded work. Here are some picture of the workshop.

Discussing Die design and making your own diesAlways fun working on butter dishes
Attaching spout to a teapot

Making a pillow bowl. Love the finishing sponge from Mudtools

Working with students making a butter dish

Some of the pieces in progress, oil bottle, butter dishes, pillow box, sugar creamer, etc...

A big Thanks to AMACO for sedning their velvet underglazes for the workshop.

Techniques for slip decoration

One of the oil bottles decorated.
Overall it was great fun with a great group of artists. Contact me at if you would like to arrange a workshop.


Cadisch Screens said...

Great work, it looks brilliant!

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